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Dominic Thiem, the 2020 champion, and Grand Slam title winners Venus Williams and Sofia Kenin had been amongst these named Wednesday as wild playing cards for the US Open foremost draw. The US Tennis Affiliation introduced the recipients forward of the August 29 begin of the 12 months’s closing Grand Slam match at New York. Austrian Thiem, the previous world quantity three now ranked 228th, has returned to competitors after a protracted layoff on account of a wrist harm.
Williams, 42, has gained seven Grand Slam singles titles, together with back-to-back US Open titles in 2000 and 2001. She returned to competitors after lacking practically a 12 months on account of harm.
Her sister Serena, a 23-time Grand Slam singles champion who turns 41 subsequent month, has hinted at retirement after the US Open.
Kenin, the 2020 Australian Open champion, has been ranked as excessive as fourth on the planet however is not too long ago again from an harm layoff and now ranks 412th.
US girls’s wild playing cards together with Kenin and Venus Williams included CoCo Vandeweghe, Elizabeth Mandlik — the daughter of 1985 US Open champion Hana Mandlikova — Peyton Stearns and Eleana Yu.
Different girls’s wild playing cards went to France’s Concord Tan and Australian Jaimee Fourlis. American males’s wild playing cards included Sam Querrey, Emilio Nava, J.J. Wolf, Ben Shelton and Learner Tien. Different males’s wild playing cards went to France’s Ugo Humbert and Australian Rinky Hijikata.
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